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D.C. sets example with major wind energy purchase

While Congress continues to debate extending the renewable energy Production Tax Credit and Investment Tax Credit, the nation’s capital city just endorsed wind power in a big way. On August 12th, Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced a new power purchase agreement (PPA) for wind energy from an Iberdrola Renewables windfarm in southwestern Pennsylvania. Wind … Continue reading D.C. sets example with major wind energy purchase

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Nominate wind industry leaders for AWEA awards

Each year, AWEA works to identify those companies and individuals that display a passion and dedication to our field that advances us forward through our award program. The AWEA Industry Awards were created to recognize those across all corners of the industry who deserve that acknowledgement and we are asking members of the wind energy … Continue reading Nominate wind industry leaders for AWEA awards

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Opines and turbines: Aspiring wind tech reflects on the industry’s banner month

Settling into my new home in Sweetwater, Texas — wind energy (and rattlesnake) capital of North America — has been something of a return. Though I’ve lived in Austin, Texas the past 25 years, I grew up in the town of Muenster, Texas pop. 1,400. So at 10,000, Sweetwater is what we used to refer … Continue reading Opines and turbines: Aspiring wind tech reflects on the industry’s banner month

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U.S. wind power: Verstas wind turbines for a wind farm

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order in the USA, consisting of 50 V110-2.0 MW turbines, with a total capacity of 100 MW.    Additional information about the project: Customer: Undisclosed at the customer’s request. Project name: Undisclosed at the customer’s request. Location/Country: USA Number of MW: 100 MW Number of turbines/turbine type 50 … Continue reading U.S. wind power: Verstas wind turbines for a wind farm

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Need for stable policy to continue growing wind energy

Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz emphasized the need for stable policy for wind energy as the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released data showing the cost of wind energy has fallen by nearly two-thirds over the last six years. “With declining costs and continued technological development, these reports demonstrate that wind power is a reliable … Continue reading Need for stable policy to continue growing wind energy

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Study finds price of wind energy in US at an all-time low, averaging under 2.5 cent/kWh

Wind energy pricing is at an all-time low, according to a new report released by the U.S. Department of Energy and prepared by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). The prices offered by wind projects to utility purchasers averaged under 2.5¢/kWh for projects negotiating contracts in 2014, spurring demand for wind energy.   “Wind energy … Continue reading Study finds price of wind energy in US at an all-time low, averaging under 2.5 cent/kWh

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Officials highlight need for stable policy to continue growing wind energy

Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz emphasized the need for stable policy for wind energy this morning as the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released data showing the cost of wind energy has fallen by nearly two-thirds over the last six years. “With declining costs and continued technological development, these reports demonstrate that wind power is … Continue reading Officials highlight need for stable policy to continue growing wind energy

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Editorials overwhelmingly support Clean Power Plan

Newspaper editorial boards highlight the economic, environmental and health benefits of diversifying electricity mix with wind energy and other renewables. It’s been several days now since the Clean Power Plan, the first-ever rule to limit carbon emissions from existing power plants, was released. As expected, many newspapers were quick to weigh in with their opinion … Continue reading Editorials overwhelmingly support Clean Power Plan

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Wind energy a major solution under Clean Power Plan

The much-anticipated Clean Power Plan is set to be released today when the President is expected to give remarks about the rule at the White House. While many are wondering how we are going to be able to meet this ambitious goal being set up by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the good news is … Continue reading Wind energy a major solution under Clean Power Plan

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LA Supervisors Should Heed Climate Imperative, Reverse Course on Proposed Wind Energy Ban

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors’ move to ban utility-scale wind turbines and to impose severe restrictions on utility-scale solar in unincorporated areas of the county is not compatible with averting the worst impacts of climate change. The most detailed state-commissioned assessment of what California must do to meet Governor Brown’s 2030 goal to … Continue reading LA Supervisors Should Heed Climate Imperative, Reverse Course on Proposed Wind Energy Ban

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Wind energy lowest-cost solution for meeting the Clean Power Plan

American wind power can help states affordably and reliably comply with the pending Clean Power Plan to cut carbon pollution from power plants, with independent studies confirming wind will play the largest role in the lowest-cost compliance mix. Wind energy consistently emerged as the best way to cost-effectively reduce emissions in a recent study by … Continue reading Wind energy lowest-cost solution for meeting the Clean Power Plan

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My week in Iowa talking to Presidential candidates about wind power

After landing in Des Moines on Monday to spend the week talking to the presidential candidates about wind energy, I didn’t exit the airport before learning that Iowans are very proud of two things: Iowa’s corn and pigs. In fact, Iowa leads the nation in both corn and pork production. I traveled to five cities … Continue reading My week in Iowa talking to Presidential candidates about wind power

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Another form of “hot air”? My journey to becoming a wind tech

Long before Pope Francis issued his landmark encyclical on climate change, I was plotting my career move to become a wind turbine tech. Though the Pope’s statement resonated that “technology based on the use of highly polluting fossil fuels – especially coal, but also oil and, to a lesser degree, gas – needs to be … Continue reading Another form of “hot air”? My journey to becoming a wind tech

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Businesses pledge to increase renewable energy use

Thirteen well-known American companies – including major wind energy developer Berkshire Hathaway Energy and prominent wind power purchasers Apple, Google, Microsoft and Walmart – today pledged at the White House to invest more than $140 billion in efforts to cut carbon pollution. Several of these companies focused their pledges on renewable energy, and five companies have goals to reach 100 … Continue reading Businesses pledge to increase renewable energy use

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Wind power ready to meet new call for converting to clean energy

There’s a new call for candidates and elected officials to tell how they would triple renewable energy in America by 2030, and take us all the way to a completely clean energy economy by 2050. Those are the targets in a new video that NextGen Climate released today, “The Time is Now,” and a companion … Continue reading Wind power ready to meet new call for converting to clean energy

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Business leaders speak out against threat to renewable and energy efficiency policies in North Carolina

North Carolina has built a strong foundation of clean energy policies that date back almost 10 years, but they’ve been under attack during this year’s legislative session. Things came to a head with a controversial vote regarding the state’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (REPS) that was taken right before the Memorial Day … Continue reading Business leaders speak out against threat to renewable and energy efficiency policies in North Carolina

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American wind power continues to ramp up in 2015 with 1,661 megawatts (MW) of newly installed wind turbines

With 1,661 megawatts (MW) of newly installed wind turbines coming online during the second quarter of 2015 and more than 13,600 MW under construction, American wind power continues to increase its contribution to the U.S. electric power grid. The approval in May of Florida’s first purchase of wind energy, from a wind project in Oklahoma, … Continue reading American wind power continues to ramp up in 2015 with 1,661 megawatts (MW) of newly installed wind turbines

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AWEA applauds strong bipartisan support for American wind power, renewable energy tax incentives

The American wind energy industry today praised members of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee for voting overwhelmingly to extend over 50 tax policies through 2016, including the renewable energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) and Investment Tax Credit (ITC) that incentivize the building of more U.S. wind farms.   The committee on a final vote of … Continue reading AWEA applauds strong bipartisan support for American wind power, renewable energy tax incentives

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AWEA represents American wind power

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) is proud of its members for bringing billions of dollars in private investment to the U.S. and employing tens of thousands of American workers. Here are some facts about the made-in-the-USA bonafides of the wind industry: 73,000 American wind power workers are making projects serve American consumers and American … Continue reading AWEA represents American wind power

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